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    I gotta parrot everyone else. Need to learn your snakes. For safety sake.

    But he was just a harmless corn. They're pretty docile pets actually.

    I keep reptiles myself, but realize some people really don't like the scaled creatures.

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    SwampStalker, I could be mistaken but I don't actually think there are any native venomous or dangerous snakes in RI. I can see how maybe you're a little on edge because the previous owner kept snakes and who's to say what kind he had or if he had any escape his care. I'd prob be a little concerned aswell knowing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Stalker View Post
    well...like i have stated several times MY FAMILY is actively outside a lot.......my 4 and 6 yr old niece and nephew are over all the time and love to play outside...i value there safety over the life of a snake. and found it funny someone telling me it's a shame i killed it....when its my family's safety that im concerned about...
    I was not attacking you personally. I just hate seeing people killing harmless snakes. I was simply pointing out that is was very different from people killing "harmless" deer because we kill the deer for food. A lot of people kill snakes just because they are snakes. That in my opinion is a shame. My oldest son had a pet corn snake for many years. They are very docile and she loved to be held and would curl up in his shirt pocket. Definitely was not any threat to anyone. I like that you are at least goning to identify the snakes now and not just kill them. I wish more people would take that approach. Snakes are pretty cool if you learn about them and get comfortable with them.
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    I took everyone's advice and looked up the snakes in my hunting area. Found out we have 4 venomous snakes. Always thought my dad was pulling my leg when he said to watch out for rattle snakes cotton mouths and copperheads. Definately a little freaked out to know there is a real possibly of coming across one of these. They aren't common but they are in my area.

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    Sometimes it is best if you conquer your irrational fears rather than beating harmless reptiles with a shovel. I'm pretty sure the corn snake wasn't going to eat any children. If you conquer the fear and show the children the snake, maybe you won't pass on the misconceptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWI View Post
    Sometimes it is best if you conquer your irrational fears rather than beating harmless reptiles with a shovel. I'm pretty sure the corn snake wasn't going to eat any children. If you conquer the fear and show the children the snake, maybe you won't pass on the misconceptions.
    Even if they are irrational fears it doesn't necessarily mean they are easy to or even can be overcome.

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    All fears can be overcome. But hunters, of all people, should understand conservation and the balance of nature. I don't think being indiscriminate killers at any level is in our best interest. Respect for our resources, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWI View Post
    All fears can be overcome.
    This is not an attempt to start an argument and I'll leave this alone from this post on. I just don't believe you are correct in this.

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    sorry if i snapped at some people or took some responses as an "attack". I'm pretty new to the forum, and was welcomed nicely, and have really enjoyed posting and seeing friendly responses, making me feel welcome and enjoy my time here. I guess when i saw some what seemed like negative responses to a question i asked,,,i got pissed off because i was told to "ask away, many knowledgeable people on here" response. i came here to this forum from another forum that has gotten way out of hand with bashing of people and immediately thought....here we go again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Man View Post
    There are no dangerous snakes where I live. My fear/hate for snakes goes back to when I was a little kid. Doesn't make sense to anyone but me. Just the way it is.
    My mom is the same way and the wife hates them too. Sadly for mom, my brother and I loved catching and keeping them in the water tank in the barn when it wasn't in use in the summer. She seldom went in the barn when we were kids but when she did... it was usually good for a laugh when she came screaming out of there.

    My daughter likes catching them and walking around the year with them much to the horror of the wife. She didn't fall to far from the tree. LOL

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    I know how to get over a fear of heights! I used to have it but I needed work, got hired on as a high rise window cleaner. Sitting on a board hanging off the side of a building either learn to control an stop the fear or pee your pants and cry those are your two choices 60 floors up haha. I used to get sketched by spiders so I bought myself some tarantualas (can't spell sorry) I learned how to care for them an everything now I don't mind spiders at all I like mine an ill now nicely move wild ones I find in my house with out killing them first, big step to how I was couple years ago they got smushed ASAP.

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    I'm kinda like Indiana Jones when it comes to snakes, I hate 'em. It's not that I am really afraid of them I just think they're weird. And I've owned lizards/chameleons when I was younger so I don't know why I hate them so much. Maybe it's because Satan took form of a snake in the Bible. Who knows...
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    Carlson gave you some advice, sounded pretty good. Knowledge is power.

    If you still can't overcome your fear, seek a professional. It is worth doing I would think, if the alternative is living with intense fear you don't need to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Any relation to the brokeback mountain rattler?
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    I really don't see the need to seek help for my fear of snakes. I see a snake, I freak out then I kill said snake. I still don't see it being a problem. They aren't endangered and I haven't killed one in 3 years. You are welcome to your opinion but I'm perfectly happy with my fear of snakes because I could have a fear of something totally stupid then I WOULD have to seek help.

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    Carlson gave you some advice, sounded pretty good. Knowledge is power.

    If you still can't overcome your fear, seek a professional. It is worth doing I would think, if the alternative is living with intense fear you don't need to have.
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